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"The Bumper Book of London: Everything You Need to Know about London and More …"Frances Lincoln, $19.95The statistics in this fun and fascinating book are often mind-boggling: 1 billion people travel on the London Underground every year; 25 million visitors arrive here annually; 13 million people attend theater in London yearly. The city has 4,500 pubs, 17,000 black cabs, 300 languages, 30 rivers and canals and 40 theaters in the West End. There are sections on Roman London, Saxon and Viking London, Tudor and Elizabethan London, Stuart London, Georgian and Regency London, Victorian London and Edwardian and 20th-century London as well as chapters on Royal London and the River Thames.There are anecdotes about the origins of the bowler hat, the history of Big Ben and the stories behind London street names. All in all, the book is a treat.